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Breitbart "News" Finally Goes All-in on White Supremacism

Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 10:09:28 am

Of course it's Milo Yiannopoulos (with his crony Allum Bokhari) who finally takes Breitbart "News" all the way over the line into overt white supremacism, with a lengthy, utterly disgusting article singing the praises of the "alt-right" movement -- the latest term neo-Nazis, Gamergate trolls and white nationalists use to describe themselves: An Establishment Conservative's Guide To The Alt-Right.

We've written about the so-called "alt-right" movement many times; the term was coined by infamous white nationalist Richard Spencer sometime around 2010, and has since been wholeheartedly adopted by the kinds of people who pollute sites like Twitter and Facebook with harassment, antisemitism and racist hate speech.

Yiannopoulos' ugly apologia for racism doesn't even try to hide that it's a movement of knuckle-draggers and neo-Nazis; in fact, he openly exults in the fact, praising people like Pat Buchanan, Richard Spencer and Steve Sailer and websites such as VDARE and American Renaissance as "intellectual" -- and shrugging off their virulent racism by saying it's nothing but a leftist smear and doesn't really exist. And he doesn't shy away from the outright neo-Nazis who make up the core constituency of this movement, calling them the "1488rs" -- a reference that combines two of the ugliest racist memes, the "14 words" of neo-Nazi terrorist David Lane and the number 88, a numerical reference to "Heil Hitler."

In our many posts on the Breitbart "News" business model of encouraging hate speech and racism among their commenters, we've often compared the comment sections to the worst sewers of the Internet, places like Stormfront.

Now Breitbart "News" itself will forever be associated with racism and white supremacism. This is the dead end of right wing media, folks; the final Rubicon has been crossed.

I won't even get into the comment thread for this one. It's exactly what you'd expect.